By Yorgos Papadopoulos
Originally inspired by the cultural influences of the Turkish matopetra nazar boncuğu (commonly referred to as the evil eye) Stratified Jewels are unique glass artworks in which pigmented resins are the pool for several materials, such as gold leaf, broken glass and metallic powders. Stratified Jewels are shown as examples of the endless possibilities which the artist is able to offer for arts commissions and bespoke design projects.
London-based glass artist Yorgos Papadopoulos’ unique treatment of glass is innovative and highly experimental. Papadopoulos’ successful commissions range from medium size to large scale works for venues such as corporate headquarters, hotel lobbies, private residences, luxury cruise liners and garden landscapes. Pioneer of a technique he developed at the Royal College of Art, Papadopoulos breaks, colours and textures sheets of industrial glass and then re-laminates them to make architectural scale artworks which appear fragile but are extremely durable.
SHOWING AT THE ICFF, NEW YORK
17th-20th May 2014, Booth Number 2423